Union Aims To Organize Target Workers

An effort is underway to unionize Target workers, and next month employees of the retailer will vote on whether or not to organize.

According to The New York Times, the election will be Target employees’ first in more than 20 years. The United Food and Commercial Workers is leading the movement, attempting to convince more than 5,000 workers at 27 New York City-area Targets to unionize.

Target says unions are unnecessary because it pays its employees competitively. Some employees the Times interviews say one of the main reasons they want to unionize is because the company offers too few hours to too many employees, keeping them off of benefits rolls.

Union Effort Turns Its Focus to Target [The New York Times]